So What’s With the Squirrel?

  If you know anyone with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), you know that they tend to get distracted easily, right?  You may have even heard someone tease, “So I was working on this project the other day, and……..oh look, a squirrel!”   Or maybe, “We were having this awesome conversation about saving humani…….wow, look at the shiny ring!”  […]

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Hecetas Lighthouse in Oregon at sunset

Favorite Photos of the 2010s

In my last post, I shared some of my favorite photos of 2019 (family excluded).  Since I recently saw some photographers sharing what they considered their best photos of the past decade, I decided to do the same.  So without further ado, I present a gallery of my favorite photos of the previous decade, 2010 […]

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Favorite 2019 Photos

Not As Many Photos This Year 🙁 As 2019 draws to a close, I put together a small album of favorite photos.  In doing so, I realized how little photography I did this year.  The main reason, was that we didn’t travel much this year.  There was Spring Break in St. Lucia, which was beautiful, […]

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Book Review of The Wormwood Trilogy

Both on my Charlotte dentist website and here, I’ve written a few book reviews over the years.  I’m usually selective about the books I read, and I rarely blog about, or review, books that don’t wow me.  You’ll have to forgive me now though, as I wax rhapsodic about The Wormwood Trilogy, written by Tade […]

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My old Google+ Collections

How My Blog Got So Big

Given that I started my blog on August 6th, 2013, it would be reasonable to wonder how the hell it has nearly 1,000 posts and a few pages.  The answer isn’t that complicated, and it doesn’t require that I have written almost 1 blog post per day.  I mean……..I could do that, since I speed read and […]

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Seeking Peace amidst Existential Dread

A couple weeks ago, my parents participated in a theater project called “Coming of Age.”  It was a living retrospective, narrated by them and 5 other residents of the retirement community in which they live, and it was amazing.  My parents were the youngest, at 74 (Dad) and 74(Mom) years of age; next there were […]

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Florida & Dominican Republic Galleries Now on CDPayet Photography

I’ve spent a lot of time updating CDPayetPhotography.com over since mid-2018, and I just added a couple new galleries.  Given the many trips I’ve taken over the years, and the tens of thousands of photos in my Lightroom catalog, it’s not surprising that I keep finding more to share.  I’m still experimenting with photo-blogging on […]

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Do hopes and prayers work? Not Measurably.

Because religion is so important in the USA, “thoughts and prayers” are often used as an excuse for actually DOING something to effect change. See: Total Inaction by Congress on Gun Control Laws to stop mass shootings among the more obvious examples. In science and medicine, there’s this thing called “The Scientific Method” to test […]

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Goodbye to G+

Saying Good-bye to Google+

  I’ve dragged my feet about writing this, as I simply haven’t wanted to admit that G+ is truly about to disappear from the Web.  Sure, somebody is looking to archive all the public posts, but that’s not the same thing as being able to participate in it anymore.  Not that I’ve done much on […]

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human civilization burning

It’s the End of the World as We Knew It

When I started the first draft of this post, early in the morning of October 16th, 2018, the R.E.M. song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” seemed perfectly appropriate.  Except for the part about, “I feel fine.”  Because I definitely didn’t feel fine about the world, as I have known it, […]

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I choose to read 100 books once, rather than 1 book 100x.

Read 100 Books Once, or the Bible 100x?

This blog post originated as my conclusion to a discussion with a couple devout Christian friends.  It’s been modified to be less of a personal response, and more of a general response to certain Christian apologetic arguments.  Bear in mind, I consider both men, who shall remain unnamed, to be truly good friends.  Despite frequent, […]

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